Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012′s Blessings?

Can you believe it? 2012 is part of the history books. As 2013 begins it can be very easy to be so focused on the things we are planning for 2013 we forget to take time to thank God for the many blessings – big and small – He sent our way in 2012. So, as 2013 begins, let’s take some time to remember the blessings we experienced personally and in our ministries throughout 2012. Consider the following -

  • Take time to stop and think about each blessing – big and small – God sent your way. Write them down and focus on and thank God for the many ways He blessed you
  • One of the best blessings God gives us is the opportunity to be a blessing to someone else! Take time to seek God and ask Him how He wants to use you to bless someone else. Remember, a simple word of encouragement may seem small to you, but to the one who receives it, it could be one of their biggest blessings of the year!
  • Be ready to share with others how God has blessed in 2012 – this can be very encouraging!
  • And don’t forget to be quick to listen to how God has blessed others in 2012 as well! Rejoice with them and thank God together!
Psalm 111:1-4 – “1 Praise the LORD, I will extol the LORD with all my heart in the council of the upright and in the assembly. 2 Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them. 3 Glorious and majestic are his deeds,  and his righteousness endures forever. 4 He has caused his wonders to be remembered; the LORD is gracious and compassionate.” (NIV)
So . . . as 2013 begins, make time to intentionally focus on and “ponder” the great works/blessings God has gifted to you in the past year and praise Him for them because we do need to remember and He is gracious and compassionate!

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